Help with Running Cramps

Running cramps, particularly running calf cramps, afflict everyone from the person going out for a morning jog, to elite athletes. And it's not just runners that get cramps they can be a factor in any sport - tennis, swimming, golf, cycling and triathlon. This site is dedicated to sharing ideas and information between sports people, athletes, health practitioners, anyone who enjoys training - for the best ways to prevent, avoid and treat muscle cramp.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Preventing Running Cramps - Carbohydrates Not Necessarily the Answer

Relying on carbohydrate loading as part of a pre-race plan isn't the magic bullet for preventing running cramps.

Carbo-loading and how it works is discussed in great detail in the Ultimate Cramp Busting Guide however for good and consistent results, you can't go past a normal nutrition plan involving regular meals and eating patterns and proper hydration planning - as this article shows.

In the Ultimate Cramp Busting Guide we provide you with nutrition and eating plans to help you prevent running cramps and leg cramps and for maintaining your sporting health. We also discuss typical energy and hydation requirements during an event, how you can calculate your requirements and how you can get the most out of the food you eat.

Goos are mentioned in the article and while these deliver alot of carbohydrate energy, they also require a lot of water to digest and are most suited to ultra-events.


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